Sunshine was a welcome sight in Philadelphia on Thursday, just in time for the Buyers Market Jewelry Preview.
We also saw smiles! Orders were being written, and that's always great news.
Several buyers who have been regular, long-time shoppers at the Buyers Market had arrived ahead of the storm to be present for first pick of the artists' latest lines.
Nearly 75 percent of our jewelry exhibitors were in the house, largely because of flexible accommodations for move-in to help all who had been delayed by the blizzard.
The fashion statement of the evening?
Nothing goes better with diamonds and pearls than a great pair of snow boots.
We thank all of the retailers who came out for the preview, and all of the artists and support staff who raced against time and inclement weather to help make their exhibits gorgeous in time for the preview.
FRIDAY: Buyers Market of American Craft will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia. SHOW OFFICE: 215-418-2002